by Sherri Hayes
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Stephan has lived the lifestyle of a Dominant for five years. After several rebellious teenage years, it gave him the stability and control he had been seeking after his parent’s death.
As president of a not-for-profit foundation, he knows what his future holds and what he wants out of life. All that changes when a simple lunch with his college friend and Mentor, Daren, leads him to buying a slave.
Thrust into a situation he never thought he’d be in, Stephan can’t walk away. He is compelled to help this girl in the only way he knows how.
Brianna knows only one thing, she is a slave. She has nothing. She is nothing.
Can Stephan help Brianna realize that she is much more than just a Slave?
A child's greatest nightmare is the loss of a parent, Stephan faced worse, the loss of both parents. Despite growing up in the loving home of his Aunt and Uncle, he didn't find peace until many years later, when he became a Dominant.
While in between Submissive's, a meeting with his friend Daren (who also introduced him to the lifestyle) results in the purchase of a slave. Stephan had no interested in "owning" anyone, but because he believes that she is being kept against her will, he feels compelled to help. Brianna has no identity, she only does as she is told, even if it hurts. Both of their lives are forever changed.
Before reading this book I didn't know much about "slaves." I knew that the world of BDSM had many levels, but this was a completely new concept for me. I genuinely felt for Brianna, her innocence had been stripped away and her self-worth was completely stolen. Stephan was her savior, on so many levels, but their relationship often left me perplexed.
Sherri Hayes did a wonderful job of creating multi-dimensional characters. Because of the subject matter the book is considered Erotica, but I assure you it's not only tastefully written, but there is actually very little sex in the book. The story pulled me in immediately and left me reading into the wee hours of the night. I was all too relieved when I discovered that book two was set to release!
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Slave is available in paperback and eBook versions at TWCS and Amazon.
Check back tomorrow for an interview with author, Sherri Hayes, and a review of Need (book two of the Finding Anna Series).
I received a free copy of Slave through NetGalley; however, I was not required to write a positive review. All views and opinions expressed are my own.